- Message from the Community Manager
- Oktoberfest Open House
- 24 fitness tips for our 24-hour gym
- Halloween chills: Why do we enjoy being scared?
- Pet stations now available
- Halloween Safety
- We are looking for more great residents just like you
- Resident reminders
- Strengthening individuals and Communities - “Know your Resources”
- Green Corner
- Tell us how we are doing
- Want to know what is happening in your Neighborhood?
Welcome home! Fall is officially here. I hope everyone has the opportunity to get out and enjoy the long Columbus Day weekend. This is actually a great holiday. There are no gatherings or activities to attend. You just get a long weekend to do something fun. I recommend spending some time outside at one of our local national parks, or go to Washington, D.C. and walk around the Mall. Before long we will be cold and soggy in the winter, so get outside now.
If you do have the opportunity to do something fun share your pictures with us on Facebook. We would love to see all your adventures. While you are at it, like our Facebook page if you have not done it yet. It is a great way to see what is happening in your community.
We will be rolling into the holiday season next month. With work, shopping, travel and everything else it can be hectic, so take some time this month to enjoy yourself. One thing to do would be to come out to our Oktoberfest Open House. We’ll have free food and fun.
Thank you for choosing to live with us, but more importantly thank you for your service,
Maureen Van Besien
Portfolio Operations Director
Come by to say hi at our Oktoberfest Open House Oct. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. Bring a friend to our and enjoy themed food and fun. Don’t forget that if your friend moves in you get $150!
- Gear up with the right shoes and clothes
- Warm up every time
- Stretch A LOT
- Sing along to your workout music
- Train your weaknesses
- Use a spotter
- Meditate daily
- Vary your routine
- Recover as hard as you train
- Find a fitness friend
- Lay off the liquor
- Eat your breakfast
- Focus on your form
- Build your core
- Get off the scale
- Take your measurements
- Get a fitness app to fun things up
- Add more weight
- Wipe down equipment
- Get a trainer
- Celebrate little successes
- Be patient
Halloween may be one of the scariest holidays of the year, but people seem to take delight in being scared in every season. What’s the appeal of ghost stories, horror movies, frightening novels, and things that go bump in the night? Experts have a few theories:
- We like the adrenaline. Fear has the same adrenaline-producing effect as excitement. It feels good. Scary movies, stories, and books are methods of releasing adrenaline in a controlled environment.
- Shared fear helps us bond. The “creeps” create social bonding. Activities like telling ghost stories around a campfire or watching a scary movie together allow us to form ties with strangers as well as family and friends.
- Horror helps us deal with real-life terrors. We can deal with the very real horrors of modern times by transforming them into fictional movies and stories in which the monsters and bad guys are always caught and punished.
We’ve added a new convenience in the community for our four-legged residents. Pet stations, with bags and waste cans, are not located outside in the common areas. Help us keep the Reece Crossings looking good by picking up after your pets.
Trick-or-Treating on post is Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also an important time to be vigilant for safety hazards. The excitement of the night may cause distraction for some youngsters, so remember to drive cautiously on post during trick-or-treating.
Did you know that you can receive a $150 reward check for referring your single E1 to E5 friends to live at Reece Crossings – the Army’s first on-post apartment community for unaccompanied junior enlisted service members. Contact your Community Office for more information and be sure to have them give us your name when they visit the Leasing center so we know where to send the money.
Please do not store recycling bins, or any other items, in the common areas or breezeways. Cluttered breezeways are a violation of fire code and subject to fines.
Residents, other authorized occupants, visitors, and guests should not disturb the peaceful enjoyment of Reece Crossings. Please keep the volume of radios, stereos, TVs, musical instruments or electronic devices in your apartment or vehicle reduced so as not to disturb other residents.
Knowing what resources are available is essential to navigating military life. Community resources and support can help service members develop skills to become resilient and cope with challenging situations.
Reaching out to community resources for assistance can:
- Give you the ability to make realistic plans for you and your family and take the steps necessary to follow through with them.
- Give you a positive self-concept and confidence in your strengths and abilities.
- Help you develop communication and problem-solving skills.
- Help you manage negative impulses and feelings in a positive way.
Wellness resources for the military community:
- Friends and Family – stay connected to family and friends. Build a support network through your Family Readiness Group, parenting support groups or other organizations on post.
- Military OneSource– is a one-stop shop, with an array of information on topics to include deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Military OneSource offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, by telephone or face to face.
- Army Community Service – (301) 677-5590
- Soldier and Family Assistance Center – (301) 677-6930
If you need assistance connecting to wellness resources contact your Resident Relations Manager at (410) 672-4570.
Did you know…recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes.
The Corvias Military Living annual resident satisfaction survey will begin this month and will continue into November. Surveys are conducted by SatisFacts, an independent property management research firm.
SatisFacts will contact residents by email to complete a brief online survey. While participation is voluntary, your feedback is appreciated so we can work to improve your experience. Please contact your Community Office for more information.
Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities.
You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.
Upcoming events and important dates
- Oct. 12 – Army 10-miler 8 a.m
- Oct. 13 – Community Office open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Oct. 16 – Oktoberfest Open House 4 to 6 p.m. at the Reece Clubhouse
- Nov. 2 – Daylight Savings
Stay up to date on all the events, activities and news by liking Reece Crossings on Facebook.